If sleep apnea and snoring disrupt essential rest and affect your well-being, Charanjit Sandhu, DDS, and the expert team at A P S Dental Center in Linden, New Jersey, can give you the relief you need. They offer an assortment of dental appliances to effectively treat sleep apnea and snoring. Call the office today or book an appointment online to learn more about sleep apnea and snoring treatments.
Sleep apnea and snoring can greatly affect your quality of sleep. Snoring is a sound that emits from airways when passing by relaxed tissues. Severe snoring may indicate the presence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is when breathing stops for periods of time before continuing.
Sleep apnea and snoring may impact both your oral health and the rest of your well-being. In some cases, OSA can be life-threatening.
Snoring is often benign when not accompanied by additional symptoms. However, loud snoring is a common symptom in sleep apnea patients. Other common signs you may be experience include:
It’s best to seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of these signs and symptoms.
To treat snoring, several lifestyle modifications help alleviate symptoms. Some lifestyle changes you can make include losing weight and avoiding alcohol.
Other useful tools for the treatment of snoring or sleep apnea include:
CPAP is a device that delivers a constant stream of air pressure while you sleep. It secures snugly against your face in a mask-like apparatus and is the most common form of treatment for sleep apnea.
Several oral appliances help to open your throat and bring your jaw forward. This improves airflow and helps alleviate symptoms associated with snoring and sleep apnea. Many patients that find CPAP devices uncomfortable may opt for an oral appliance.
If you don’t have success with CPAP or an oral appliance, your provider may prescribe you supplemental oxygen while you sleep. Specialized devices deliver oxygen directly to your airways to help reduce sleep apnea.
When all other options prove unsuccessful, your provider may recommend surgery. Surgical operations for sleep apnea include tissue removal and jaw repositioning to improve the flow of air.
If you’re considering treatment for sleep apnea and snoring, call A P S Dental Center or book an appointment online today.